FINAL: Bruins 1 at Bears 2 (OT) – 11/26

JustSports PhotographyHappy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Well, as head coach Troy Mann said last night in his post-game press conference, “it just wasn’t a really good hockey game at all.”

It was if you are a Paul Carey fan.  And how could you not be?

The former Providence forward buried both goals for the Chocolate and White – the first goal on a power play, and the second, a beautiful (and with just enough mustard) deflection in overtime.  Carey now has eight goals on the season and is climbing toward the top 10 in the AHL in that statistic.  He has four goals in his last four games.  And he cannot possibly do any more than he already is – or can he?  This guy was my pick since day one to be the standout, non-Chris-Bourque-type player that the Bears need to have success.  And he is really proving it.  He is now in second place on the Bears in scoring (8-4-12) and has three of the Bears’ 10 game-winning goals, which ties him for second in the AHL.

The Bears have won four straight, all at home, to improve to 6-1-0-3 at the Den. and 10-5-0-3 overall.  Tomorrow, the Bears take their .500 road record to Allentown for a matchup with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and on Saturday, payback is on the Bears’ minds as they head to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to battle the Penguins.  I wouldn’t have it any other way to finish up a month.

Enjoy your holiday everyone.  GO BEARS!!